Lost in La Mancha (PAL Region 2)


Amazing documentary that follows Terry Gilliam and his aborted attempt to film Don Quixote. Filmed by the makers of the 12 Monkey`s documentary – The Hamster Factor. This special edition DVD contains the film and 2 hours of additional material.

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A tantalising memorial to what could have been that comes from the very heart
of the action, the hugely acclaimed Lost in La Mancha offers a frank,
often hilarious and frequently painful account of some of the disasters, natural
and otherwise, that befell director Terry Gilliam’s attempt to film The Man
Who Killed Don Quixote
. Despite an all-star cast including Johnny Depp,
Vanessa Paradis and Jean Rochefort, and one of the cinema’s most inventive
directors at the helm, Gilliam’s ambitious project was forced to shut down after
only six days of production.

Featuring surviving footage from the film, a flood of biblical proportions
and extensive, intimate interviews with a compellingly animated Gilliam and the
rest of his crew, directors Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe (who worked with Gilliam
on The Hamster Factory) were granted unprecedented access for what must
be the only ‘unmaking’ of the in the history of cinema. Easily
eclipsing Les Blank’s Burden of Dreams and Fax Bahr and George
Hickenlooper’s Hearts of Darkness, Lost in La Mancha stands as the
greatest and most illuminating work yet on the perils and pitfalls of heroic

  • Import DVD
  • PAL Region 2
  • Over 2 hours of additional material
  • Interviews with Terry Gilliam, Johnny Depp, Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe
  • Deleted scenes
  • 2 alternative openings
  • Video portraits
  • Costume design and storyboards from The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.

Additional information

Weight 5 oz